- Mar 1, 2007
I have another probably stupid question. I can purchase what I believe is a 1962 or 63 Norton Atlas parts bike for $500 from a guy locally. It has no title. I believe it has a featherbed frame that has not been tampered with but a lot of original stuff is missing. Here is what I think i will get. The complete engine on the frame with the head off but head is included. A fiberglass cafe tank, a fiberglass oil tank., a fiberglass cafe style racing seat, original fenders I think, rear wheel missing, He sent it out to a friend many years ago to get work done on it and never got it back. The front wheel included but not original (he has some other old front wheel that is better for racing but I do not remember what type it was??), original handlebar controls, original headlight I think and a lot of other stuff that went on the frame like footpegs battery box and maybe side covers, shocks & maybe original handlebars. If I decide to buy it I will be reselling it immediatly to get the $500 back to my bud who is loaning me the $ to get it. I do not intend to rebuild it. I hope to maybe make 3-$400 profit??? Do you guys think I am dreaming?? The guy is 60 years old now and bought it years ago to build a racer but never got around to it. It has all been in an old semi trailer in Dallas for years and Is not a rust bucket. Thanks again for any advise!!!